Illustrator: R. W. Alley
Published by Penguin on 2010-08-05
Length: 32 pages
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In this delightful role-reversal story, all the serious little boy wants is to settle down quietly and read his book. But that’s not so easy when there’s an imaginative tiger with an excess of energy behind the couch, wanting attention and someone to play with. Repetitive refrains and sound effects make this a perfect read-aloud, and the sweet and cozy ending will delight the heart of any book-lover.
Read to Tiger is a cute quick read for your little one about a young boy who keeps getting interrupted while he is reading by a tiger. Tiger pretends to be a bear, blows a whistle, plays on the choo-choo train all while the little boy is trying to read. This fun story teaches little ones about patience and how sometimes when someone is bothering you it may be because they want to play or as in this case read with you.
My son absolutely loves this book and it is an excellent way to show him patience. He finds it quite funny how the Tiger continuously interrupts the boy’s reading, and helps me make the sound effects throughout the book. It’s short and perfect for a quiet time read or bed time read.
Beautifully illustrated by R.W. Alley, the story comes to life on the pages with lots of small details that my son likes to point out (i.e. toys hidden under the couch or a tiger tail peeping out). I believe this makes an excellent addition to your child’s library.
My son received this book through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. As a part of this program my son receives one age-appropriate book a month and has since he was born. He will continue to receive books until the age of five. This wonderful program is offered across the US and has expanded to the UK. Click the logo for more information